October 2012 Archives

Online Conference: Migration in a Changing World: Where Do We Go Now?

An early publication (by Gabaccia, Leinonen, Alexander and Donato) of the IHRC's 2007-2012 project "Gender Ratios and International Migration Project" is among papers to be discussed on Nov. 8. FFI wileyblackwellexchanges.com.

Legacy Gift Received for IHRC's Finnish American Graduate Fellowship

IHRC was honored to learn this spring that Arne Gomsi, 1949 Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, had remembered the IHRC in his will. His generous gift has boosted our Finnish American Fellowship, to support graduate students studying Finnish American history and culture.

Director Erika Lee to Speak at Friends of IHRC Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Immigration History Research Center Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Croatian Hall in South St. Paul. IHRC Director Erika Lee will be the featured speaker. For information about reserving tickets and agenda topics, read on.

Integration of Immigrants

New on-line exhibit of materials documenting integration of immigrants in their new communities has been created as part of the IHRC's participation in a workshop for educators to be held at the University of Minnesota.

In 2007 IHRC affiliate Professor Louis Mendoza bicycled 8,500 miles around the perimeter of the U.S. His book blends narratives, blog entries, poetry, and excerpts from conversations along the way as he searched for a deeper, broader understanding of what it means to be Latino in this country. For further description and ordering information.

World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality

October 11-13, 2012 (Minneapolis). The conference brings together research on economic inequality and seeks ideas to produce practical results that can be applied at the local level. On Oct. 13th, IHRC affiliate Professor Katherine Fennelly moderates a session on "Color and Ethnicity" that includes a paper on immigration. Sessions are free and open to the public--registration is required. FFI and to register. It is also possible to connect using their streaming webcast link.

New Web Site from Chicago Council of Global Affairs

IHRC affiliate Professor Katherine Fennelly served as a member of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs Task Force on Immigration and Economic Competitiveness. Visit the new web site and view the report of the task force recommendations: http://staging.midwestimmigration.org/